32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Borderline On Genius


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Sometimes we just do not have the cash to put in a deck, or pool in our backyard as we would like.

But, there is still plenty you can do to create a backyard that is attractive, beautiful and entertaining without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas…

  • Use rope lighting to line garden beds
  • Turn an old chair into a swing
  • Place yarns scraps in a feeder for birds can use them for nests building.
  • Create a night time ring toss with glow necklaces and bracelets
  • Spice up folding chairs with colorful spray paint for backyard entertaining
  • Use old keys to make a wind chime
  • Make a tiki torch from old wine bottles
  • Plant lemongrass to naturally repel mosquitoes
  • Make stepping stones with the kids from cement, cereal boxes, and glass stones
  • Use pool noodles for kickball croquet
  • Use sugar water or apple juice to trap bees, get rid of wasps, and hornets
  • Epsom salts make the best and easiest fertilizer

For some inspiration check out these 30 plus simple, inexpensive ideas for the backyard at

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